PT12 Paramedicine, Diploma

Offered at the Griffin Campus

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 5 terms
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 58

Program Description

The goal of the Paramedicine diploma program is to prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills) and affective (behavior) domains, enabling licensed graduates to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance and serves as a link from the scene into the health care system. The Paramedicine diploma program prepares students for employment in paramedic positions in today's health services field and are not confined to ambulance services. The Paramedic diploma program provides learning opportunities that introduce, develop, and reinforce academic and occupational knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program provides opportunities to upgrade present knowledge and skills from the EMT/EMT-I 1985/AEMT levels to a paramedic level. Successful completion of the program allows the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) Paramedic certification examination and apply for Georgia licensure with the State Office of Emergency Medical Service and Trauma (SOEMST) as a paramedic. Students are encouraged to complete the diploma core requirements prior to enrolling in the EMSP courses.

Note: Criminal background checks and drug screens are required by licensing agencies and clinical affiliates.

Program Outcomes Data

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements and are classified as learning support or provisional status must take the prescribed learning support courses prior to registering for any of the EMSP courses or general core courses.

Students applying for admission to the Paramedicine diploma or degree programs must have a current EMT, EMT-I, or AEMT certification or licensure. Students with EMT or EMT-I certification/licensure will be updated on the advanced EMT modules in the first-term courses.

Students may be required to complete secondary evaluations of general education competency and/or career-oriented personality traits for purposes of evaluating the predictability of such instruments for success in the EMS related programs.

Students must attend a mandatory program orientation prior to registering for classes.

Prospective students wishing to transfer from another technical college, or returning students who have been away from the program for more than two years, must complete a competency exam for each EMSP course transferred or carried forward. Students who have been inactive from a program for more than five years will need to complete the entire complement of EMSP courses unless they are currently licensed as paramedics.

Students with other allied health credentials may receive experiential credit for some course work following a verification of competency. The amount of experiential credit may not exceed that allowed by the College.  The limit in experiential credit does not apply to currently licensed paramedics seeking degree completion as described above. 

The College accepts credit from the College Board's College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). A grade of EXP is assigned for awarded CLEP credit. Quality points are not awarded for CLEP, therefore, courses with CLEP credit are not calculated into the GPA during the competitive admissions process.

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks

Background/Drug Screening




NREMT Practical Exam


NREMT Cognitive Exam




Public Safety Employment Awareness Statement

A criminal history will not hinder a student from receiving a certificate, diploma, or degree in a Public Safety program from Southern Crescent Technical College; however, a student with a criminal background may be denied employment in the public safety field.

The Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedicine Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

To contact CAAHEP:

Commission on Accreditation

of Allied Health Education Programs

25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158

Clearwater, FL 33763

Main: (727) 210-2350

To contact CoAEMSP:

8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312

Rowlett TX 75088

Main: (214) 703-8445

Fax: (214) 703-8992

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Contact Us

James Anderson, M.S., Program Coordinator
Phone: 770.2412.4595


Program Courses

First Term

ALHS 1011Structure and Function of the Human Body


EMSP 2110Foundations of Paramedicine


EMSP 2120Applications of Pathophysiology for Paramedics


EMSP 2130Advanced Resuscitative Skills for Paramedics


Second Term

EMSP 2140Advanced Cardiovascular Concepts


EMSP 2310Therapeutic Modalities of Cardiovascular Care


EMSP 2510Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - I


EMSP 2540Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - IV


Third Term

ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I


EMSP 2330Therapeutic Modalities of Trauma Care


EMSP 2520Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - II


EMSP 2550Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - V


Fourth Term

MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


EMSP 2320Therapeutic Modalities of Medical Care


EMSP 2340Therapeutic Modalities for Special Patient Populations


EMSP 2530Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - III


EMSP 2560Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - VI


Fifth Term

EMSP 2570Clinical Applications for the Paramedic - VII


EMSP 2710Field Internship for the Paramedic


EMSP 2720Practical Applications for the Paramedic


PSYC 1010Basic Psychology



Note: All EMSP courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Students must complete all clinical requirements before field internships may be scheduled and prior to completion of the EMSP 2720 final exit exam. Completion of field internships that are delayed by more than one term following completion of the final exit must repeat an evaluation of continued competency prior to being cleared for National Registry testing.